Saturday, September 08, 2007

Sometimes It's the Little Things - a testimony of God's Provision

As a faithful Father, God is always looking at the little details in my life!

Last night, I was having my ice cream craving after all, I hadnt had any ice cream since Monday. ;)
So after the children were in bed, Nathanael and I hopped in the van to go to the store. I prayed that God would show me which store to go to. I got behind someone who was driving like they didnt know where they were going, so I prayed "Lord, please show me which store has Breyers for the lowest price, if I am to go to Giant, please have this car turn right, if I am to go to Redner's please have it go straight" So the car went straight and I went right to Redner's. There they had Breyers 2/$5 wahoo....but wait, no mint chocolate chip (my favorite). :( Well, Turkey Hill's Philadelphia Style is just as good lets see how much it also was 2/$5....Thank you Jesus. Now He know I didn't NEED the ice cream, just wanted it, but he blessed my desires anyway.

I have always told people that children dont cost as much as you think, if God provides you with a baby he also provides for the care of it. I rarely have to buy clothes for my children (and I have five). When my youngest turned 3, I gave away 9/10's of my baby stuff and clothes sized 0-2T. So when I found out I was pregnant with Nathanael, I realized I didnt have much. I knew my sister still had her crib, so I could count on that. At my shower all the big money items were purchased (as well as some of the little items, plus gift cards for what I needed). Nathanael is just starting to outgrow his 0-3 months clothes, and only has a few outfits in the 3/6 month size. My husband got a job clearing out an apartment from a fire. The stuff on the floor was in great shape, but from a couple of feet up it was really bad. He brought home bins of clothes (looks like they were in storage) and in them were baby boy clothes sized 0-2T. I wasnt even starting to be concerned about what the baby needed clothes wise and God has provided for the next two years (plus I will be saving clothes from my older boys now too for Nathanael).

God is good all the time!


Christina said...

I love it! I've experienced the same sort of thing, I wasn't reallly praying for some wildflower identification books, the Time table of world history book mentioned by WTM. The Lord blessed this desire and I was given 5 wildflower ID books (for my herb studies) the Timetable book. YIPEE!

"Praise God from whom all blessings flow..." right!

I love the pictures from the festival, I'm so glad you have a digital camera, now you need to put some pics of you and the baby on there!!

Jackie said...

Hmm..I wonder if God would provide some Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Icecream for me in Paraguay...Ha! I think I would be driving a loooonnnggg time! :-) Great story. I always pray and ask God to show me what to buy when I'm puchasing clothes for myself...I have found great deals on great clothes this way.